I'd like to first state that John Hodgman is my all-time favorite author. Unfortunately the text from this book just doesn't translate well into an audio format. The content is still all there but there is something that is somehow lost while listening to to book. I HIGHLY reccomend READING this book but I'd pass on checking out the audiobook.
As said in the title, the stories in this book are top notch, but the author's voice actually takes AWAY from the listening experience. He has a very nasally voice and I think the text would have been much better treated had they hired an actual actor to read the content. Apart from that, it is very hard to tell where one story starts and the next one begins, as there is no announcement or pause to let you know that any of the stories have ended.
7.9 / 10
THIS kind of media is the reason the public as a whole doesn't take this topic very seriously. Very poorly written, acted, and produced. Pass on this one.
I've always been a fan of Norm MacDonald, but on this special he really takes it to the next level. Next to Jim Jefferies, I have never heard such a solid hour of comedy. HIGHLY suggest you get this one.
Ansari is an amazing conversational comedian. One of the few performers out there that you just enjoy listening to talk about any topic. This special could have easily been twice as long and I wouldn't have gotten bored.
This book is a collection of short fables that walks the line between charming and pleasantly offensive. Each story has its own little lesson behind it, but they're not right in your face. It almost requires some thought to determine WHAT exactly the moral of each story happens to be. But this actually makes it a really enjoyable listen. Not to mention the great cast of voice actors that were brought in for the different stories. HIGHLY recommend this one.
Despite the fact that the majority of the material in this book is hilarious, it is almost impossible to listen to this book for more than 20 minutes at a time. Every 10 or so words, the phrase "New Rule!" is repeated. I imagine this would actually have been a more enjoyable READ rather than an enjoyable LISTEN.
Despite being from 1966, this short audiobook was jam-packed full of information that I'd never heard before regarding the topic. One piece of information I found fascinating was the fact that the astronomer who discovered Pluto had a UFO sighting in 1949 in which he stated that he was sure that was he saw "was of extraterrestrial design".
Chuck Klosterman has quickly become one of my new favorite authors still currently doing work today. He ranks among the best. I especially recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of David Sedaris. Similar in many ways but Klosterman has a special charm to his writing that you can't find anywhere else.
This book is a collection of essays by Sedaris mainly surrounding the topic of language and speech. The first story in the book is especially amazing. I honestly haven't laughed out loud to something like that in a while.
Chuck Klosterman embodies everything that I WISH I could be as a writer. This book is FULL of brilliant observations, hilarious anecdotes, and memorable one-liners. This book is worth every penny.
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